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City of Oregon City Council met July 23

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 11, 2019

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City of Oregon City Council met July 23.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

Present: Mayor Ken Williams

Commissioner Melanie Cozzi

Commissioner Tim Krug

Commissioner Terry Schuster

Commissioner Kurt Wilson

City Clerk/Treasurer Charlene Ruthe

Chief Darin DeHaan

Absent:City Attorney Paul Chadwick

Mayor Ken Williams started the pledge of allegiance.

Mayor Ken Williams opened the Public Hearing for the Annual Appropriation Ordinance No.

2019-107 for fiscal year May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020. No one spoke for or against. Public Hearing was closed.

Commissioner Terry Schuster moved to approve the Annual Appropriation Ordinance No.

2019-107 for fiscal year May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, Seconded by Commissioner Kurt Wilson.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Public Comment

Marine Kuethe asked about the size of the new jail, she wanted to know why it looks like it’s three stories. Mayor Williams said, he thinks the front of the building is going to be two stories while the back will only be one story. Don Griffin, of the Ogle County Long Range Committee would be the person to contact. She also wanted to know why Blackhawk hadn’t been unwrapped. Mayor Williams said, that they are trying to match the concrete. A press release is scheduled to go out later this month. It was announced that Kim Gouker was going to be speaking at the Depot on Saturday 10:00 am about the new jail.

Commissioner Kurt Wilson moved to approve the July 9, 2019 minutes, Seconded by Commissioner Tim Krug.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Commissioner Terry Schuster moved to approve the payroll in the amount of $49,684.38 and current warrants as listed:

Anne’s Landscaping Supply, $151.97

Azavar Audit, $2.97

Byron Bank, $190.09

Casper’s Home Inspection, $2,000.00

Center for Education & Employment Law, $124.95

Central Bank of Illinois, $2,909.12

Cheryl Hilton, $40.00

Cintas, $42.03

City of Oregon, $48,900.00

City of Oregon, $5,000.00

Comcast, $327.40

ComEd, $1,562.64

Dave Kent, $40.00

Debit, $286.20

Department of Treasury, $916.44

Digital Alley, $305.00

Dixon Paint Co., $1,039.92

Dustin Runyon, $40.00

Dynamics Horizons, $300.00

Ehmen, $388.87

Euclid Managers, $1,583.15

Fidelity Security Life Insurance, $174.74

Fyr-Fyter Inc., $129.80

Glass Enhancements, $433.50

Hach Co., $1,583.96

Hagemann Horticulture, LLC, $7,800.00

Harvard State Bank, $899.21

Hawkins, $1,812.31

IEPA, $11,000.00

IIMC, $170.00

IP Communications, $618.96

Jacob & Klein, Ltd., $285.10

James Morris, $40.00

James Taylor, $160.00

James Taylor, $110.00

James Taylor, $120.00

Jeff Pennington, $40.00

Joe Brooks, $40.00

Josh Lee, $40.00

Kristine Tesnow, $40.00

Martin & Company, $267.25

Mary Elliott, $40.00

Matt Kalnins, $40.00

MCS Advertising, $75.00

Melanie Cozzi, $324.71

Mobile Electronics, $466.56

Moring Disposal, $17,272.00

NAPA, $387.56

National Business Furniture, LLC, $3,446.19

NICOR, $242.51

Nikolas Manthei, $40.00

Oregon Community School Dist. #220, $11,250.72

Oregon Snyder, $192.54

Oregon Super Valu, $137.34

Petty Cash, $66.37

Polland Water, $589.48

Polo Cooperative Assoc., $3,273.28

Postmaster, $350.85

Postmaster, $578.20

Randy Cropp, $40.00

Ray O’Herron C0., $181.05

Scott Wallace, $40.00

Share Co., $497.74

Shawn Melville, $40.00

Signs Now, $1,840.33

Steve Mattas, $40.00

Stillman BancCorp, $79,628.33

Sun Life Financial, $370.00

Tad Dominski, $40.00

The Economic Development Group, Ltd., $1,140.40

Thomson Reuters-West Publishing Corp., $273.10

Tim Krug, $120.00

University of Illinois, $1,382.00

Verizon, $680.46

Village of Progress, $934.60

Visa, $550.00

Water Solutions Unlimited Inc., $1,936.00

Wes Hughes, $2,750.00

Seconded by Commissioner Melanie Cozzi.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Commissioner Terry Schuster moved to approve paying for a Street Sweeper purchased by Standard Equipment Company, Seconded by Commissioner Tim Krug.

Discussion: Fifty percent of the cost will come out of Road & Bridge and fifty percent out of Water and Sewer Fund. It will be custom built so should be delivered late October. Wastewater Superintendent Dave Kent asked if the cost could come out of Motor Fuel Tax funds? Commissioner Schuster said, those funds are used for Street Maintenance.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Commissioner Terry Schuster moved to approve the Economic Development recommendation for the Consulting Proposal from Chris Manheim & Roger Hopkins, Seconded by Commissioner Tim Krug.

Discussion: Commissioner Wilson asked what the city will gain by approving this proposal. Chris Manheim was present he said, they have specialized in small communities. They would be working on sales and marketing services, organize maps and information on utilities, maintain an inventory of prospects that include existing and new retailers and businesses, assisting with negotiations on economic development projects, would provide monthly deliverables, and provide at least 20 hours per month of on-site City staff time along with weekly reports to the ECDC Committee and City Council.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Mayor Ken Williams moved to approve appointing Phil Lehmann to the Economic Development Committee, Seconded by Commissioner Kurt Wilson.

Discussion: Phil Lehmann is the President of Harvard State Bank.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Chief Darin DeHaan announced that Police Officer Steve Mattas has put in his resignation he has accepted a position in St, Charles. He is looking into replacement options.

Commissioner Kurt Wilson questioned the downtown parking for residents during the car show that was in the South 3rd Street Parking Lot this past weekend. Residents didn’t have a place to park. Street Superintendent Terry Plemmons said, the Street Department Employees left notices for downtown businesses and residents about the parking situation for the special event. Police Chief Darin DeHaan also said, that during these special events they don’t enforce the two- hour parking in the downtown.

Commissioner Melanie Cozzi announced that the water main project on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and Collins Street have been completed by the contractor

Commissioner Tim Krug asked about all the Street closures in town. They are for working being done for the Watermain Replacements and Sewer Lining, hopefully construction will be completed in the south end of town by end of July.

Mayor Ken Williams wanted to let the public know that buying the street sweeper won’t increase resident’s property taxes or their water & sewer bill. The City is using funds that have money available. He also handed out a booklet on Adult-Use Cannabis Resources that the Illinois Municipal League put together. Would like the Council members to look over and will discuss at the next meeting. January 1, 2020, the act legalizes the possession and private use of cannabis for Illinois residents over 21 years of age.

The last vintage baseball game is this coming weekend.

Commissioner Kurt Wilson moved to adjourn the meeting, Seconded by Commissioner Melanie Cozzi.

Roll Call: Cozzi, Krug, Schuster, Wilson, Williams. No Nays.

Adjourn: 6:00 P.M.

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